Curently, my video card and sound card both share IRQ 11 along with ACPI. I know ACPI has something to do with this but im not sure what. So far, everyone i've told about this, says I should move one of the cards to anotehr IRQ. I've also been told that moving to another IRQ can be like opening Pandora's box. My question to you is, should I move one of my cards to another IRQ? My system runs just fine like it is. No crashes no conflicts. However, my buddy has a similar setup with the video and sound cards on seperate IRQ's. In the flight sim Warbirds, he gets on avg. 20 fps more than I do. Any advice, tips, help, comments or links to a sight that can help me will be greatly appreciated. Thanx
mobo: giga-byte GA-7DXR
cpu: AMD 1.4 t-bird
os: win ME
video: MSI starforce 822 geforce 3
sound: SB live x-gamer 5.1
hdd: seagate 80 GB
only some minor tweaks here and there. NOT overclocked.
Believe me, you're asking for conflicts with a video card sharing an IRQ with a sound card card. Go ahead and change IRQ to 5 for your sound card, as previusly stated, as you will probably have problems in the future if you don't. Leave you video card where it is. That's a common IRQ for a video card. I bet if you were to try and run a 3d benchmarking program, that your problem would become evident.
I'm also having a similar problem. I am using WinXP and have 8 devices all using IRQ9 which include my videocard, sound card, network card, ACPI, USB controller and a couple other devices. I tried changing my IRQ for my sound card to IRQ 5 (since that irq is not being used) but when I click the resources tab for that device the "Use Automatic Settings" box is checked and greyed out so I can't change it I have administration rights on my user account so I don't know why I can't un-check that box. Can anyone help?
I just became aware that Windows 2000 and XP were designed to have different cards sharing the same IRQ. That this IS NOT a problem if you have either of those 2 operating systems. Can anyone confirm this? I have win ME, has anyone heard of win ME designed to allow sharing of IRQ's???